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New England Patriots Links 10/10/12 - Patriots O Keeps its Eye on Seattle's D

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New England Patriots Daily News and Links for 10/10/12

Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Dan Arkush (Pro Football Weekly) Key matchup: Patriots wide receivers vs. Seahawks cornerbacks.

In an intriguing game pitting New England’s top-ranked offense against Seattle’s top-ranked defense, this strength-against-strength matchup just might end up being the featured attraction this Sunday.

Tom Brady has the Patriots’ increasingly balanced offense operating on all cylinders, and in the 31-21 victory over the Broncos last Sunday, scrappy WR Wes Welker was back to being Brady's reliable workhorse, attacking Broncos slot CB Chris Harris early and often on the way to a huge 13-104-1 outing (15 targets).

Seattle’s defense, meanwhile, has not allowed a TD in the past two games. With head coach Pete Carroll making better defense on third down a top priority for the Carolina game last Sunday, the "D" responded by limiting the Panthers to 2-of-11 third-down conversions. ... Read more